70 per cent of the Earth's surface is covered by a connected body of salty water. Photo: Shutterstock
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

On World Oceans Day, a look at the origins of the word ‘sea’, the body of water that connects us all

Since ancient times, diverse cultures have used the phrase ‘the Seven Seas’ to refer to bodies of water, many English ocean-related words borrow from the Romance languages

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70 per cent of the Earth's surface is covered by a connected body of salty water. Photo: Shutterstock
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